“Dark Tourism” is the travel or patronage of historical and cultural sites that are in some way connected to death or disaster. Dark tourism is said to help alleviate taboos and perceptions associated with morbid locations while educating travelers on their significance.
We need to re-align our areas of research so that they inform our development priorities, says Dr Richard Munang.
A 22-year-old South African, Mpumelelo Lelo Macheke has created the continent’s first database of GIFs of “Africans being Africans for Africans”.
The opening of the new Chinese Community and Police Co-operation Centre and the 3rd term opening of the Chinese language training programme in Port Elizabeth, South Africa has raised questions about China’s role in various institutions in African countries.
The “Shaka Rising” saga is nuanced retelling of one of Africa most prominent historical legends. It narrates a young prince’s rise to power as he guides his new kingdom through warfare, mediation and political alliances to defend his people against the expanding slave trade.
Australian exploration company, Invictus Energy, has refuted media reports of the discovery of oil and gas deposits in Zimbabwe. The company said “oil or gas discovery has not been made” but there’s evidence of “undiscovered accumulations which have both a risk of discovery and a risk of development”.
With no external source of funding and support, Anoziva Marindire has succeeded in teaching girls to code, opening up prospects in the job market and in their communities that they never had before.
Ethiopia is certainly leading the way in terms of gender parity and inclusivity. The dust has hardly settled since the recent appointment of a new Cabinet that is half female and the first female president. Ethiopia has followed that up with the unanimous endorsement by parliament of prominent women rights defender, Meaza Ashenafi as the first woman Federal Supreme Court President.
A Malawian court has given an injunction to stop the construction of the $10 million Mahatma Gandhi statue. The “Gandhi Must Fall” group gave 18 grounds against the construction of the statue.